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It is estimated that there are over 1,000 species of spiders (Araneae) in British Columbia. Approximately 800 have so far been recorded but many habitats in the province have never been sampled (especially high elevation sites). Examine images of British Columbia spiders and specimens from the Royal BC Museum spider collection.

This is a photograph of a Giant House Spider on a reflective surface with its reflection visible.
This is a photograph of a Western Black Widow spider showing the distinctive red hourglass shape on the abdomen.
This is a photograph of a drawer filled with vials containing spider specimens at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a panoramic photo showing the entomology department with specimen drawers at the Royal BC Museum.
This is a photograph of a museum specimen of a Folding-door Spider.
This is a photograph of a spider from the Agelenidae family with visible spinnerets.
This is a photograph of bottles of spider specimens in a drawer.
This is a photograph of a Coriarachne brunneipes spider, which is a type of crab spider.
This is a photograph of a Woodlouse Hunter spider on a surface of wood and pebbles.
This is a photograph of a Cybaeus Signifer spider on a leaf.
This is a photograph showing a closeup view of a labelled ethanol filled vial with spider specimen.
This is a photograph of a Callobius severus spider on a piece of wood.

Please feel free to use these images to educate and inspire in your classrooms. Should you wish to use them for any other purposes, please contact the Permissions and Licensing Office at 250-356-0138 or Toll Free: 1-866-356-0138 or access@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.